KENNEWICK, Wash - Students at Canyon View and Amistad Elementary graduated today. But it was a graduation of a different sort.. From the DARE program.
Kennewick Police Department along with Kennewick School District started D.A.R.E twenty years ago.
DARE stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, the program teaches kids the harsh truths about drugs, alcohol and smoking.
"Yea, I learned alcohol can affect every organ in your body...I didn't know that before...and that was surprising." Says Student Levi Tipps.
Kennewick Police Officer Ken Hohenberg was the City's first DARE officer back in 1988.